Adam Johnson's company wound up over £65,000 tax bill

Adam Johnson. Picture by PA.
Adam Johnson. Picture by PA.

A promotions company linked to jailed ex-Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has been wound up by a specialist judge after tax officials said they were owed £65,000.

Johnson, 29, was given a six-year term in March last year after being convicted of engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl following a trial at Bradford Crown Court.

The former Manchester City and Sunderland winger had admitted kissing the girl, but denied any further sexual activity.

His parents are listed as secretary and director of Adam Johnson Promotions on company records.

Lawyers representing HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) had asked for the company to be wound up, because £65,000 tax was owed, at a hearing in the Bankruptcy & Companies Court in London on Monday.

Registrar Nicholas Briggs, a specialist judge, granted their application.

The company was not represented at the hearing and no one opposed HMRC's application.